Has Fake News Finally Met Its Match?

The Troll-in-Chief

While Trump admits that he is trailing Joe Biden in the 2020 race for the White House, he still can’t keep off social media, retweeting a video of one of his supporters shouting "White power!" to his predominantly white base of voters. But now, he is being met with retaliation from the very social media platforms that helped put him to the White House.

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Facebook Ads Boycott Surging

As extremist groups continue to organize and recruit on Facebook, despite calls for the company to better moderate content on their platform, there is a growing movement to boycott Facebook advertising. This month, six civil rights groups, including the Anti-Defamation League, pushed for an ad boycott to pressure the company into taking firmer action against hate speech and disinformation, urging marketers to stop buying Facebook ads with the hashtag #stophateforprofit. 

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Reddit Bans Largest Pro-Trump Community

Reddit has banned "The_Donald," its largest pro-Trump community, in addition to roughly 2,000 subreddit groups. 

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Facial Recognition: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

John Oliver takes a look at facial recognition technology, how it’s used by private companies and law enforcement, and why it can be dangerous.

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How Facebook and Twitter Plan to Combat Misinformation

With the 2020 Elections nearing and a fragmented political discourse online, the focus turns toward Facebook and Twitter to combat misinformation. 

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Tech Companies Pause Use of Facial Recognition Tech by Police

As reports emerge of police using facial recognition to target protestors, tech companies pause use until Congress acts and bias technology improves.

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